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No official announcement for this new report. Indeed, it is through an article in Le Parisien that we learn that the Métropole du Grand Paris has decided to postpone the ban on Crit’Air 3 aircraft by another six months within the area delimited by the A86 (excluded). The Crit’Air 3 are diesel engines from before 2010 and petrol engines from before 2006. Suffice to say that there are people with these vehicles on the roads even now, especially the Diesel ones.
The new calendar of the Metropolis no longer indicates January 2023 as it was a few weeks ago, but July 2023. If this date is finally the right one, it will be a year later than the initial calendar. A vagueness that the Metropolis attributes … to the State obviously which would not help in the establishment of the ZFE and especially in the establishment of controls and sanctions. It’s true that a no-go area with no one to watch is no longer a no-go area.
The state’s fault?
The Metropolis wants a control by camera. However, it is legally impossible for the moment to do this. It is therefore necessary first to change the law to allow the video control of the Crit’Air sticker (via the plates) then to equip the very (too) many axes of Ile-de-France. Obviously, Greater Paris did not plan to finance this on its own. Traffic bans (without sticker, Crit’Air 5 and Crit’Air 4) remain “educational” in the absence of control and verbalization.
The “automated sanction control” is planned “during 2023”. But, with the new legislature, nothing is less certain than respecting the calendar. And in the absence of hardware, it could still take months. In short, for the moment it is therefore July 2023, until the next setback against the backdrop of “it’s not us it’s the State”.
With the Crit’Air 3 ban, it would be more than 40% of the car fleet that would be banned from the ZFE. In 2024, it is still planned to ban Crit’Air 2, which is currently three quarters of the French car fleet. Prohibition of the Greater Paris ZFE:
For buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles: 7 days a week, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
For private vehicles, light commercial vehicles, two-wheelers, tricycles and motorized quadricycles: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – except on public holidays.
Without much fanfare, we learn that the ban on Crit’Air 3 vehicles inside the Greater Paris low-emissions zone has been postponed once again.
This time, July 2023 is planned. Until a new setback? This postponement is not officially justified by the Métropole du Grand Paris.